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American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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0.8 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed May 17, 2022

(10 pictures) We went for lunch and it was very busy. Not good, but then it is a sign that it must be good. They still have the tent for outside seating (which is good as it would be an even longer wait without it)....The food was really good and the service was actually pretty good too considering how busy they were.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2021 via mobile

Great service. Good food. I had the huevos rancheros and hubs had the shrimp and tomato Benedict. Delicious. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

There were many good breakfast and lunch choices! The scrambles were delicious, and there were many choices for vegetarians!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2021

Even though outdoor dining in a time of COVID we had exceptional service and food was great. Omelet was large and delicious. Service was the best we have had in awhile. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

Wyatt was attentive and professional. We had been driving since early morning thus we started with a cappuccino. We sat outside and the weather was great. The coffee and the pleasant environment certainly revived us. I ordered poached eggs Florentine - with spinach and tomatoes...- it came with home country fries potatoes. Everything was delicious. Our server, Wyatt, was efficient and observant. He did a great jobMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020

Love when I go to a restaurant that offers several types of benedicts. Huge breakfast and lunch menu. Food was flavorful and served nice and hot. I would suggest heat lamps for outside because we were quite chilly during our meal. Great service and decent...prices. Definitely will return!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 24, 2020

Breakfast was the main course and we got a table outside on the sidewalk. We could eat and people watch!! Our meals were all delicious and the server was efficient and friendly. An enjoyable experience and I would list this restaurant as a definite place...to re-visit!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

We really enjoyed Walnut Avenue Cafe. We were recommended it by my brother who used to live in Santa Cruz. The food was delicious! The usual American breakfast items such as pancakes, french toast, eggs, omelets and scrambles. Lots of good options! I mainly looked...a breakfast items. Which they were serving still at 12. I had a chorizo scramble which I was able to substitute the home fries for fresh fruit. It was delicious! The service was good and it was very reasonably priced. I highly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

food is good . But wait more than one hour and the person who take care the customers he purpesly put us down the line dont know why . never go their

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Food is as advertised but even better, tastes fresh, good quantity and quality. Amazing service, especially by Martha!!!! Coffee is delicious and comes from a special toaster. 100% worth the stop.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

We stopped here for breakfast after hearing they had "the best breakfast" in town. We definitely can't agree with that. I ordered french toast that came burnt and my wife ordered the huevos rancheros con carnitas that was roughly 80% beans, had almost no meat....Another thing to consider is the noise level, it's incredibly loud. I had to raise my voice just so my wife could hear me across the table. Overall not a great experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

I had breakfast here once again and the breakfast was really tasty! I had the feta, basil and tomato scramble and really enjoyed it! I was able to substitute the potatoes for a fruit bowl. My cousin had the tofu scramble and he said it...was really good. It was raining really hard outside so the restaurant was not as busy as usual. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for a late breakfast during a day trip to Monterey. Ordered a scramble and it was dynamite. Our server was courteous and food was served up quickly. We enjoyed the street view from the patio and especially enjoyed the fact that the patio...was dog friendly. Would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

After a long drive we arrived in Santa Cruz for a late lunch. We rely on Tripadvisor for restaurant recommendations when we travel and were not disappointed when we chose Walnut Avenue Cafe. Although this was the Santa Cruz music festival weekend we managed to...get a table and enjoyed a very good lunch. Service is friendly and efficient. Lots of choice on the menu and while I enjoyed a salad other folks were having breakfast and brunch options. Certainly a spot to enjoy a meal if you are in Santa Cruz.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019

We knew this would be a good place for breakfast due to the amount of people waiting for a table. The service was excellent and the food was hearty and good value for money. We were able to eat unrushed. Would highly recommend the spinach,...cheese and mushroom scramble. Great cafe.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes, Walnut Avenue Cafe offers takeout services.

Walnut Avenue Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5